Gareth Harris

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Art market

Fast sales at 44th edition of Fiac as galleries target European buyers

High-profile fair welcomes 41 “newcomers” and starry clientele including Brigitte Macron

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Art market

Galerie Templon due to open a second Paris space in 2018

Decision to expand in French capital supported by healthy local market and change in political climate

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Museums

Director of Stedelijk resigns 'in interests of museum'

Dutch press allege that Beatrix Ruf’s art advisory business conflicted with her role at top of prestigious institution

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Exhibitions

Sculptor Jean Arp gets major show in UK after 55-year hiatus

Artist's ideas on "borderless space" particularly potent against the backdrop of Brexit

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Museums

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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Controversies

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From John Akomfrah’s video on the threat of climate change to Nick Goss’s paintings of a great flood via Katharina Grosse’s paint-splashed walls

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Museums

Tate St Ives’s cliffside extension set to boost local economy by £10.5m a year

New 500 sq. m column-free gallery makes space for performance art

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Exhibitions

Show by late curator Martin Roth goes ahead in Qatar despite Gulf blockade

German design survey has opened alongside Deutsche Bank collection exhibition in beleaguered state

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Museums

MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Frieze 2017

Frieze news in briefs

Ian Cheng gets Serpentine show, Jasper Johns's potter and the most Insta friendly art at the fair

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Frieze 2017

John Akomfrah: the human cost of industrialisation

The British film-maker draws on childhood experiences of growing up in the shadows of the Battersea Power Station in his latest project, Purple

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Frieze 2017

Frieze artists keep it surreal

Works channel a Surrealist sense of the uncanny in turbulent times

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Frieze 2017

Frieze draws up plan to protect art world from Brexit

Director Victoria Siddall has aired her concerns about the impact on galleries that are based in the UK or exhibit at fairs

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Frieze 2017

Peter Blake bags a pair of Steinbergs at Frieze Masters

Artist adores the work of the New Yorker cartoonist

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Frieze 2017

Early sales at Frieze London

Collectors flocked to Lehmann Maupin's and Jack Shainman's stands

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Frieze 2017

Vinyl Factory’s first site-specific commission comes to the Strand

Ryoji Ikeda's work is going on show at Store Studios

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Frieze 2017

New Tate fund puts performance centre-stage

Scheme aims to bridge gap between collecting and displaying the medium

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Tate Modern

Visitors clock in and make pots on Tate Modern’s factory production line

Installation developed by Clare Twomey explores issues around collective labour

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Exhibitions

Cross-culture project brings leading South Asian artists to Manchester

New North and South initiative encompasses eight exhibitions and includes artists Raqs Media Collective and Waqas Khan

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Frieze 2017

Better with age: artists over 60 in the spotlight at Frieze London

1960s feminists and overlooked octogenarians are being reappraised, both critically and commercially

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Controversies

Sexually explicit sculpture pulled from Fiac after Louvre raises concerns

Domestikator was due to go on show in garden close to Paris museum as part of contemporary fair's public programme

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Politics

Saudi artists speak out over new law giving women the right to drive

While some hail the reform as progressive, others question it as a PR stunt

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Museums

Guggenheim withdraws animal works from Chinese art show after ‘threats of violence’

New York museum made decision after initially resisting wave of protests

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Prizes

Turner Prize show takes on Thatcher, Reagan and racial politics

This year’s “quite radical” exhibition in Hull, featuring Lubaina Himid and Hurvin Anderson, touches on social and political topics

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Exhibitions

Picasso show to reunite trio of Marie-Thérèse Walter nudes for first time since 1932

Tate Modern exhibition will include several portraits of artist’s 22 year-old muse

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Exhibitions

Serpentine Galleries say that Grayson Perry show is the 'busiest' in its history

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! broke records, officials insist

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Documenta 14

Documenta artists back curatorial team in response to news of €7m cost overrun

Open letter by 200 artists slams “urge to put ticket prices above art”

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Exhibitions

Farhad Moshiri—dubbed Iran’s Andy Warhol—gets first major solo show in US

Exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh aims to go beyond Pop and kitsch labels to highlight complexity in his works

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Art market

London commercial scene shake-up as galleries expand in the capital

Modern Art and Herald Street are opening second spaces; König Galerie is coming to town

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Biennials & festivals

Istanbul Biennial brings to light artist-run initiatives springing up across the Turkish city

Curators Elmgreen & Dragset say that press reports give wrong impression of the buzzing local scene

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Art market

Howard Hodgkin’s wildly eclectic collection goes on the block at Sotheby’s

Turkish tiles, Persian carpets and Modern British works graced the late artist’s Bloomsbury home

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Giacometti’s reunited Women in Venice to an exploration of bird nests and egg collecting

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Exhibitions

MoMA comes to Paris—why the Fondation Louis Vuitton is partnering with New York’s mega-museum

New exhibition will look at the influence of the Manhattan institution as a “beacon for Modern art in the West”

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Six opinions on the potential impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading cultural figures weigh in

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Artists

Demilitarised zone is made flesh by Turner winner

Douglas Gordon’s film, part of UK-South Korea cultural collaboration, shows refugee being tattooed

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Cultural policy

Cultural push for Japan and UK post-Brexit

New Japan-UK season will bring together artists at the forefront of virtual reality and robotics

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Biennials & festivals

Five works to see at the Folkestone Triennial

Public art exhibition includes a giant jelly mould, minarets and a lightbulb moment

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Biennials & festivals

Setback for Lahore Biennale as artistic director Rashid Rana quits

Inaugural edition of Pakistan’s biggest ever contemporary show has now been postponed until next year

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Year Ahead 2017

Museum openings this autumn and winter

From Shenzhen to Cape Town, new or improved institutions prepare to open their doors in the second half of 2017

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Exhibitions

Doris Salcedo’s latest work: a memorial for drowned migrants

The water piece will fill Madrid's Palacio de Cristal, which is run by the Reina Sofia Museum

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Openings

David Roberts to close London space and open sculpture park in Somerset

Scottish collector hopes to attract a bigger audience in the countryside than in Camden

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‘London Museum of Photography’ to open in capital’s East End

Swedish gallery Fotografiska is behind new space near the Whitechapel Gallery

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First public art works for Battersea Power Station site selected

Jesse Wine and Haffendi Anuar awarded the inaugural Powerhouse Commission by Cass Sculpture Foundation

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Shortlist for UK National Holocaust Memorial goes on show at V&A

Rachel Whiteread, Michal Rovner and Anish Kapoor in the running to create new structure honouring victims of Nazi persecution

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North Korean art goes on show at the United Nations—in defiance of Kim Jong-un

Four artists submitted works in secret for the international art exhibition

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Works by Rachel Whiteread and Cornelia Parker to be shown for the first time in Saudi Arabia

British Council exhibition organised by six emerging Saudi women curators breaks new ground

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Little Pompeii of Vienne is 'most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years'

Ancient settlement was discovered south of Lyon during construction of four apartment blocks

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UK artist Alex Chinneck tears apart London building facade with new public work

Permanent wall piece is made from more than 4,000 bricks

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Warburg Institute appoints the V&A’s Bill Sherman as director

Scholar says the library founded by Aby Warburg “badly needs some profile raising”

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Miami patron Dennis Scholl becomes chief executive of ArtCenter/South Florida

Seasoned collector takes charge at the little-known non-profit, which has an $88m endowment

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What Thomas Campbell did next: ex-Met chief decamps to LA for research fellowship

As beneficiary of the Getty Rothschild award, the tapestries scholar will contemplate where the culture sector is heading

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Conservation

François Pinault funds restoration of historic drawings of Paris's former stock exchange

The French billionaire plans to open a museum in the Bourse de Commerce in 2019

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Ren Hang’s provocative photographs feature in Shanghai Photofairs’ new Spotlight section

Images by late photographer were last works to be authenticated by artist before his death

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Paris exhibition and auction throw spotlight on refugee NGOs in France

Works by Cindy Sherman and Glenn Ligon to go on show at the Palais de Tokyo and on the block in Christie’s sale

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Art market

Galleries and programme confirmed for ninth Abu Dhabi Art fair

New curated section organised by Omar Kholeif aims to bring new works to Middle Eastern audiences

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Three Francis Bacon works stolen in Madrid recovered by Spanish police

Paintings were seized following a tip-off from the Art Loss Register

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Museums

Centre Pompidou will pop up in Shanghai’s West Bund cultural corridor

Paris museum will organise 20 exhibitions in new satellite space as part of renewable five-year deal

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Major Modern Russian collection heads to Fondation Louis Vuitton

After Shchukin show, private Paris museum cements Franco-Russian relationship with exhibition of blue-chip works bought by Morozov brothers

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Depression and radicalisation: images reveal plight of displaced male refugees

Edward Jonkler’s photographs, on view in London, show men held in limbo at centres in Europe and the Middle East

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Exhibitions

Catherine Opie turns her lens on David Hockney, Gillian Wearing and Isaac Julien

Debut show at Thomas Dane Gallery includes new works from US photographer’s Portraits and Landscapes series

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Museums

Louvre’s Poussin masterpieces damaged after torrential rain hits Paris

Water seeped in to areas of the museum including the Islamic Art rooms and 17th-century French painting galleries

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Art fairs

Design dealers are back in the Fiac fold

The established Modern and contemporary Parisian fair revives a section last seen in 2009

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Work begins at The Factory—the Manchester arts hub designed by Rem Koolhaas’s OMA

Cube-shaped building will provide permanent home for Manchester International Festival

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David Hockney gallery opens in Bradford ahead of artist’s 80th birthday

New space will include early sketchbooks, recent iPad images and family photography albums

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Three to See: Les Rencontres d'Arles photography festival

From 66 Iranian photographers to Joel Meyerowitz’s slick city scenes

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Cass Sculpture Foundation to commission public art for Battersea Power Station district

Southbank Centre chief Jude Kelly is advising on new riverside residential and commercial development

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Qatar blockade tests cultural relations

Museums hope to overcome embargo imposed by Gulf neighbours as deadline extended

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Three to see: Manchester International Festival

From Joy Division-inspired works of art to Samson Young’s mythic tales of Chinese travellers

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Exhibitions

Lucio Fontana reconstructed: ten of the Italian sculptor’s celebrated Environments to be rebuilt for show in Milan

Curators say they have examined historical sources to realise the walk-through works

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Lens on the Middle East: British Museum acquires photographs by artists documenting refugee crisis and Syrian civil war

Works were purchased with the help of the Art Fund as part of an ongoing collecting initiative

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Exhibitions

Modigliani’s nudes to be laid bare in Tate Modern show

Ten paintings of female models are included along with portraits of Picasso, Cocteau and Rivera

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Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay to become one of the world’s largest public art parks

Ambitious 20-year, $50m redevelopment plan includes a raft of art projects, from large-scale sculptures to performance

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Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster

Stolen LED panel to be replaced by Japanese artist but work will be different

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Will the real Modigliani please stand up?

Modigliani Project aims to throw new light on a market bedevilled by fakes and squabbles

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Queen’s birthday honours: Ukrainian-born museum donor Leonard Blavatnik is made a knight

Other recipients include the artists John Akomfrah and Idris Khan

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Moca Taipei announces major LGBTQ show as Taiwan set to legalise gay marriage

New exhibition will feature work by artists such as Samson Young and Yan Xing

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Art fairs

Fontana’s rarely-seen Fine di Dio series comes to light at Art Basel

Research led by Tornabuoni Art reveals new art historical facts, including why the title proved problematic

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Art Basel 2017

Elmgreen & Dragset reveal details of the Istanbul Biennial

Artist duo commissioning 30 works for exhibition focusing on idea of home

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Fondation Beyeler builds on 20 years of success

Architect Peter Zumthor adds three new wings to expand museum founded by Basel gallerist

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: Wim Delvoye digests the Tinguely Museum

Belgian artist’s shit-making machines join Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works

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Art Basel 2017

Power of pride: artists champion LGBT causes at Art Basel

Transgender empowerment among causes tackled at this year's fair

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Art Basel 2017

Bern museum to open Harald Szeemann archive during next year's Art Basel

Fascinating insights expected from his personal correspondence with famous artists

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Art Basel 2017

S.M.A.K. in Ghent welcomes refugees

The elusive Swiss artist Christoph Büchel is part of the project

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Politics

Blockade of Qatar threatens cultural institutions

Moving works of art difficult and museum building projects may suffer

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Peggy Guggenheim’s granddaughter takes the reins at the late collector’s Venetian museum

Karole P.B. Vail promises to “carry forward Peggy’s vision”

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Lights designed by Le Corbusier withdrawn from Paris auction at last minute

Artcurial auctioneers left surprised as sale of 100 light sconces from Firminy World Heritage site is halted

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Hard Brexit could damage UK’s world-class museums

Leading directors concerned about uncertain status of colleagues who are EU nationals

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Former Louvre director Pierre Rosenberg to donate Old Masters collection to French town

New centre in Les Andelys will house holdings, which include numerous works by Nicolas Poussin

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Aros Triennial unveils swathe of new commissions along five kilometres of Danish coastline

Works in the inaugural exhibition include an “anger room” and a safe haven for bees

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Exhibitions

Andres Serrano’s contentious Piss Christ to be shown for the first time in Trump’s America

The US artist’s Torture series is also included in the Texas show—alongside a large-scale portrait of the President

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Final show in Vienna for Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary as organisation relocates to Prague

Exhibition inspired by oceans opening this week will be the last for “some time”

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Conceptual artist Bernar Venet gets a bigger stage in the UK with three shows this summer

Gargantuan steel sculptures by French artist fill the grounds of Cliveden country house

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Musée Dapper, Paris museum specialising in African art, to shut up shop

High costs and low footfall put end to non-profit institution

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Turner Prize to take a trip to Margate’s Turner Contemporary in 2019

Gallery has attracted more than 2.3 million visitors since it opened helping to regenerate English seaside town

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Exhibitions

The art Donald Trump saw during his state visit to Saudi Arabia

Exhibitions organised especially for the US President include works by Ahmed Mater, Maha Malluh and Abdullah Al-Othman

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Anti-colonial Australian works among new acquisitions made by Tate and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Joint programme will see pieces by artists such as Helen Johnson and Richard Bell shared between London and Sydney

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Museums

First major contemporary art institution in Bangladesh takes shape

Srihatta-Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park includes artist residency spaces and a gallery for international and regional art

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Museums

Chilean architects win competition to design Qatar’s huge Art Mill gallery

Elemental will convert the waterfront flour mill into an 80,000 sq. m space for exhibitions and storage